Although plastic has several good uses, humans have developed a dependency on single-use or trash plastic, which has serious environmental effects. Every minute, over a million small plastic bottles, are bought around the world, and 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used annually. Half of all plastic items are intended to only be once and then discarded. Plastic waste has become so much prevalent in the natural environment that it can be used as a historical indicator of the Future era. So, how did we end up with this situation?
Because just a tiny amount of plastic was manufactured from the 1950s through the 1980s, plastic trash was reasonably managed easily.
Our plastic garbage output increased more in 2 or 3 decades than it had been in the preceding 40 times in the early 2000s.
But as of now, Every year, we produce over 300 million tonnes of waste. That’s roughly the same as the entire population’s weight, which is really not a good sign. Around 60% of the plastics end up in landfills as well as in our ecosystem.